WWE, like any other sport, has their own strict policies that must be maintained for the overall betterment of the company. This includes their ban on narcotics in general and PEDs, among other things. WWE also has not issued a fine for marijuana in years.
As previously reported, WWE has not removed marijuana from their Wellness Policy. Many fans instantly thought about Matt Riddle and wondered if he will ever have something to be happy about again.
If anyone tests positive for THC, it is also noted in the policy that, “in the event of any positive test for marijuana, the WWE Talent shall be fined Two Thousand Five Hundred US Dollars ($2,500.00) per positive test, which shall be deducted from the WWE Talent’s downside guarantee.”
According to Fightful, things seem to have changed a great deal now. It was said that WWE Superstars haven’t been issued a fine for using marijuana in years now.
WWE talent have told Fightful that they’ve not been suspended for marijuana use in “years,” a progressive change from the policy that existed previously. In the past, WWE wouldn’t suspend for marijuana use, but a huge fine would be levied against talent for testing positive. At least one wrestler we spoke to said that they still get tested for “everything,” but they just don’t get fined for weed anymore. The marijuana aspect of WWE’s Wellness Policy was rumored to have been quietly removed, but it’s still listed on WWE’s corporate site.”
So it seems Matt Riddle can chill out and enjoy his life without ever having to worry about getting fined now. He is likely celebrating 4/20 day as well right now.
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